How did the pelican evolve with it's massive pouch and ingenious fishing skills? What other birds came before it? Find out more today at…Continue
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Today's Scientific Mystery Monday, bird expert Professor Mike Tarburton shares with us the wonders of the aerodynamics of bird wings.
For generations science text books and we science teachers have taught that bird wings gain lift and thrust by
certain aerodynamic features resulting from the shape of a birds wing. It was commonly thought that…Continue
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In Australia where I live – termites are seen as not a good thing to have around as they can eat out the timbers in a house and cause a lot of damage. By God designed termites to serve many purposes and some of these are just being discovered by scientists. How termites start to build a nest is very interesting.…Continue
Each year, sadly, may species become extinct. This can then have a wide reaching effect and lead to the extinction of other species. This point was highlighted in a study by R.T. Paine of an intertidal community of 15 species in Mukkaw Bay in the U.S, where the top predator was…Continue
Most of us have had a fright are some stage. I can remember running along a path and suddenly seeing a snake just in front of me. Without thinking, my legs suddenly hurled me into the air and I jumped right over the snake to safety. The common flight or flight response of mammals involves an amazing interconnected mechanism.
When danger is sensed, the nervous system of the mammal causes cells in the adrenal medulla on…Continue